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Geronimo!

In October 2004 the BBC threw down the gauntlet to industry, schools, universities and anyone who has ever fancied themselves as an inventor or designer. Find out what happened on BBC Two.

Blackpool beach

Challenge 1: The Amphibious Sand, Mud and Sea Racing Machine.
Build a machine that can travel across hard sand, soft sand and water.

Challenge 2: The Great British Beach Digging Machine.
Build a machine that can shift the most amount of wet sand in a limited time.

Weston-super-Mare

Challenge 3: The Perfect Penalty Shoot-out Machine.
Build a machine that can score penalties in a football goal. Are you better than Beckham?

Challenge 4: The Triple Jumping Machine Olympics.
Build a machine that jump the furthest and the highest.

The challenges
Take a look at the challenges that the teams were asked to solve.

Downloadable PDF document:
Geronimo Rules and challenges (77KB)

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